The little birds...

If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.

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Tuesday 18 February 2014

Makeup storage and de cluttering .

My makeup collection has been huge mostly thanks to two girls who have been in the cosmetics industry! And it is my weakness too, trying things and keeping everything!

This was such a challenge. I have a list of organising things to conquer this year and this one was daunting! Now most of us have some areas that are our big challenges, organisation wise. So I would say this was my biggest. It feels wonderful to have done this!

It was so bad that I would die of shame to show you the before. Put it this way, Andy took a photo of the clear dressing table and the floor! He thought it was funny and threatened blackmail.

The only thing  was to clear the whole dressing table completely and only allow what was fresh, used, loved etc back. Plus clean everything, wash all makeup brushes and so on. It took a couple of days!

The wedding coming up prompted me to hurry and do this. Yesterday I got my dress! Now I know what makeup I will wear and it is all ready, pencils are sharpened etc and well it is now a joy instead of a stress looking at the confusion.

So here it is....

The makeup drawers I got online. Look for acrylic makeup storage or drawers. Howards Storage World have them too, or similar. They remind me of the drawers to keep fishing tackle in. Someone finally thought to make them for girls! I love them!

Either the hardware type of these would be wonderful for the tiny bits and pieces in the craft room. My craft room is on the hit list and a huge job! I actually have to try not think about it until after the wedding! But still this is a big thing I can tick off my organising list!

it honestly feels so good to clear and sort things out. It is hard to be brutal but in any instance clutter is clutter and it feels bad. 

With old stuff that was open I told myself it is hazardous, which it is. With new unopened things I told myself that if I didn't love the colours or whatever it was quite valuable stuff and my favourite op shop (Doctors Without Borders) could probably turn it into cash and help someone overseas get medical treatment. So lots is bagged up ready for them. 

This thinking helps me de clutter lots. I think if I am not using something they could turn it into cash and help someone in dire need. Then I can part with the item knowing it will really help someone. To keep it feels mean, I don't even use it. To me it is clutter.

So what could you donate to help your favourite charity? Hundreds of dollars may be cluttering your home but would help someone enormously. 

As we go into autumn I will be doing this with my wardrobe. I can't wait! I am slimmer and I have lots of new outfits I can make from what I have. Other stuff can hopefully help someone. 

Looking at it like that makes de cluttering a double joy.


  1. Oh my goodness, you still have such a lot of make up. I thought I was bad with three lip balms. I also admit to having more than one bottle of perfume. You see, few people here wear make up. And perfume loses its smell quickly in a hot climate. The whole thing becomes an ostentatious indulgence.

    1. Louise I know from the girls they have told me in the tropics and the heat people wear less because it is just so hard. Now I am looking at my perfume and I won't tell you how many bottles I have! But I wouldn't feel dressed without perfume I don't think! The thing is you can sometimes use organisation ideas for other things like maybe craft or sewing or anything else that needs lots of little drawers, in this case. Good on you don't give up on your perfume, it makes you feel lovely.xx

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